Article ID : 00051850 / Last Modified : 07/23/2019Print

What is the zone 2 feature and how to use it?

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    The zone 2 feature allows this receiver to send a second source signal to a separate audio system in another location. For example, you can watch a DVD in the main zone, while others can listen to a CD in zone 2 at the same time.

    To use this feature, you need:

    • An additional audio system (for example, an amplifier) to output the sound in zone 2.

      NOTE: The zone 2 feature is limited to a source using an analog audio connection.

    • An IR repeater (not supplied) to allow you to control this receiver in the main zone, from zone 2.

      NOTE: An IR repeater can be purchased from the Sony® Authorized dealers.

    The diagram below shows the zone 2 connection using this receiver in the main zone, and an amplifier and an IR repeater in zone 2:

    Zone to hook up

    If you have connected an IR repeater, follow these steps using the supplied remote control to operate the receiver from zone 2:

    Zone 2 Remote

    1. Turn on the receiver and play the source that you want to listen to in zone 2.
    2. Turn on the amplifier in zone 2.
    3. Press the ZONE button to switch the remote to zone 2.
    4. Press the power buttonbutton to activate the zone 2 function.
    5. Press one of the following buttons to select the source that you want to listen to:
      Source Button
      TUNER TUNER repeatedly to select FM or AM.
    6. Adjust the volume on the amplifier in zone 2.


    • If you have not connected an IR repeater, the main receiver will have to be operated in the room that it is located.
    • When you select either FM or AM, the last station you listen to will be heard.

    Follow these steps to exit the zone 2 operation:

    1. Using the supplied remote, press the ZONE button.
    2. Press the power buttonbutton.


    • Even when the receiver is in standby mode, the amplifier in zone 2 remains on.
    • When this receiver is in Standby mode, the poewr button indicator on the front panel will light up if the amplifier in zone 2 is also turned on.
    • The AirPlay® feature cannot be used in zone 2.